High Tea at The Empress Hotel

Honestly, I didn’t regret leaving the exquisite Butchart gardens for High tea at the Empress Hotel. That was a double win:

-this historic hotel – one of the oldest in Victoria, 1908- is a must visit and

-I absolutely relish this quintessentially English tradition : the array of savoury small sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, marmalade, colourful cakes and tea β˜•οΈ poured from a beautiful teapot.

The Original Store β˜•οΈ

As here at the Original Store

There are no tables, nor seats

We’ll grab the cup of joe neat

And head towards the shore

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Reaching there with no clue

How long will be the queue

We were spared the long line

Thank God it was after time

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The 1912 Pike Place Starbucks store is commonly called the Original Starbucks store.

It has kept its original appearance since 1971 and is now a tourist attraction due to its historic significance.